Kano Court Jails Undergraduate For Criticizing Lawmaker On Facebook


A Magistrates’ Court in Kano state has remanded a student of Bayero University identified as Yahuza Tijani in a correctional facility for criticising a Kano lawmaker named Kabiru Is’mail.

Ton trends learnt that the 200-level student of the Department of Science and Technology Education shared a facebook post which does not reflect or indicate the name of the Kano lawmaker.

“You know he’s not well educated, as a result of which he doesn’t know how to calculate figures.

“He said 1230, he later said 1500 and at the ending said 2000.”

In another facebook, the 200 level student wrote, “I pray to God almighty that the election petition tribunal (will) declare the election of state’s assembly member representing Madobi as inconclusive.”

It was further learnt that Tijani spent seven days at the Police ‘Zone 1 regional headquarters in Kano and the State Criminal Investigation Department before he was remanded in prison custody.

Both the lawmaker and the 200-level student of Bayero University are from Madobi Local Government Area of Kano state.